The Protocol / Skill Connection

House Plants: Succulent Pot

Part one of a two part series. (Part two is here.) If you've ever grown plants in pots you know that selecting the right size pot for the plant is essential. Put a plant in a pot that's too large for … [Read more...]

How Being Burnt Out Can Ignite A Rebirth

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A Guest Post By Jim Hoffman "The EMS Professional," "The Paramedic Mentor," Today's guest author, Jim Hoffman has more nicknames than a retiring prizefighter and he's earned every one of them. From … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Better EMT

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Sure, this site isall about being a better EMT, but perhaps you've asked yourself, "Why?" OK, granted, it was probably one of your more cynical moments. Perhaps you had a bad day, a couple of … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget To Ask The Patient

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Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself. ~Giorgio Baglivi It was nearly two decades ago that I knelt on the floor before Sammy in … [Read more...]

Ten Things You Can’t Learn About EMS

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                                        From Your Computer        As you might imagine, I'm a big fan of E-learning. I also have a soft spot for the social media craze. But there are still a … [Read more...]

Lessons I Learned From My First Cardiac Arrest

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It strange to think that it's been almost 20 years since the first time I did CPR. I still remember it so vividly. How the time flies. I was fortunate to have good mentors and teachers in my early … [Read more...]

Five Things Sports Can Teach You About Being A Good EMT

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Some of my favorite movies are sports movies. Movies like Bull Durham, The Natural, Hoosiers and Miracle. I love them. There is something about sports that encapsulates our human struggles like few … [Read more...]